Healthy Eating on a Budget

A lot of my clients are students or parents with little ones to feed, so I understand that most people don’t have vast amounts of money to spend on food, which can often lead to buying cheap, processed meals.

I wanted to prove that eating well does not have to be complicated or expensive. I decided to set myself a challenge to get a healthy food shop, buying things I would genuinely eat on a daily basis for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all for under £20.

What I bought:

  • 1kg bag oats
  • 1kg bag brown rice
  • Wholewheat spaghetti
  • Sunflower seed bread
  • Bag of sweet potatoes
  • 1L almond milk
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Courgettes
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Green beens
  • Rocket
  • Avocado
  • Frozen Peas
  • 3 tins of beans
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin of sweetcorn
  • 1 tin of tuna
  • 450g of turkey mince
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 protein bar

Check out my Healthy recipes on a Budget post to some of the recipes I made using these ingredients. 

My Top Tips:

  • Shop around: compare different supermarkets near you to see where you can get your products for the best price
  • Buy in bulk: big bags of oats, rice, pasta, lentils, beans etc. They provide a good base to all meals, contain slow releasing complex carbohydrates and last ages in your cupboards.
  • Buy frozen vegetables: they’re cheaper and last longer
  • Check out the reduced section: most supermarkets have a reductions shelf where you can get some really good bargains!
  • Cook once, eat twice: Make extra when you’re cooking and save the rest for lunch or dinner the next day.

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